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Revisiting the Top 10 Cloud Myths for 2020

Published: 11 October 2019

ID: G00451172

Analyst(s): David Smith


Cloud computing remains uniquely susceptible to the confusion and hype that surrounds it. We look back at and update the top myths that CIOs should look out for.

Table Of Contents


  • Myth 1: Cloud Is Always About Money
  • Myth 2: You Have to Be Cloud to Be Good
  • Myth 3: Cloud Should Be Used for Everything
  • Myth 4: “The CEO Said So” Is a Cloud Strategy
  • Myth 5: We Need One Cloud Strategy or Vendor
  • Myths 6 Through 10 Are Different From Before
  • Myth 6: Cloud Is Always More Secure Than On-Premises Capabilities
  • Myth 7: Multicloud Will Prevent Lock-In
  • Myth 8: Once I Have Moved to the Cloud I Am Done
  • Myth 9: Enterprises Are Moving Back From Public Cloud
  • Myth 10: We Have a Cloud (Implementation/Adoption/Migration) Strategy

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